Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ectoedemia heringi

Ectoedemia heringi (Toll, 1934)

white-spot pigmy

Ectoedemia heringi mine

Quercus robur, Beegderheide

Ectoedemia heringi mine

another mine, same sample


Oviposition on the upper side of the leaf, next to a vein. The mine begins as a narrow corridor with a broad frass line, running along a vein. Generally the corridor runs along the midrib, or along a lateral vein. In the latter case the direction usually is towards the midrib. The corridor abruptly widens into a blotch, containing much frass, laying against the midrib. Pupation external.

host plants

Fagaceae, oligophagous

Castanea sativa; Quercus faginea, ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, petraea, pubescens, robur.


Larvae from late-September till November, practically always in a green island in yellowing, often already fallen, leaves.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

South of Britain – Poland – Central Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Translucent white with a dark brown head (darker than in E. albifasciella); no ventral plates. See Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a) for a description.


Mines cannot be separated from those of E. albifasciella and contorta (van Nieukerken ao, 2010a).


Dechtiria, Nepticula, Stigmella heringi; Ectoedemia, Stigmella quercifoliae (Toll, 1934); Stigmella sativella (Klimesch, 1936); Ectoedemia, Nepticula, Stigmella zimmermanni (Hering, 1942).


Beiger (1958a), Borkowski (1969a), J Černý (2001a), Emmet (1983a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1958a), Huemer (2012a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a, 2004a), Johansson ao (1990a), Kasy (1987a), Klimesch (1936a, 1940a, 1948a, 1950a, 1958c), Kuchlein & Donner (1983a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz (2016a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2014a), Z & A Laštuvka (1998a), Maček (1999a), Michna (1975a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2014), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a, 2006a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a, 2010a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), Pröse (1981a), Robbins (1991a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1939a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Steuer (1995a), Stolnicu (2007a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Wieser (2005a).

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